File:World copyright-terms key wide plain.svg

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This SVG file was originally produced in Inkscape or a similar vector graphics editor but later modified in a text editor to clean up XML source code, add sophisticated features which cannot be used in Inkscape, or reduce the file size. Editors are strongly discouraged from overwriting this SVG file with one saved in Inkscape, even the "Plain SVG" format. Workarounds should be employed to maintain code neatness so other editors can access this file in a text editor with ease.
English: English language colour coded wide key for File:World copyright-terms nokey.svg. See File:World copyright terms.svg for the original version with a narrow key embedded. Data taken from Commons:Copyright rules by territory. Note that this image should be used as quick reference; it does not explain the copyright law of each country in its entirety and detail and might get outdated over time. For proper reference check Commons:Licensing and List of countries' copyright length.
Date (original); 2012-09-08 (key extracted and laid out)
Source Original image by Balfour Smith at Duke University at page (direct link). Vectorized by Badseed using BlankMap-World6 as a basemap.
Author Balfour Smith, Canuckguy, Badseed.
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2.751 × 1.162 jpg raster.
Original version with vertical key
Map with no key


English language colour coded wide key for copyrighted years

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23 July 2012


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